Panasonic is focusing to the B2B market by integrating its cloud technology with its consumer electronics expertise to deliver a smart home front end.
The Japansese company is demosntrating the 'Wonder Life-BOX 2020' in Tokyo -- Panasonic's vision for the future.
The exhibition space is designed to present Panasonic's vision for a quality lifestyle in 2020 utilizing cloud technologies, embodying the company's brand slogan, "A Better Life, A Better World." The Wonder Life-BOX 2020 will open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and Japanese holidays beginning June 7.
Under the concept of "A quality lifestyle you will love - more comfortable, in your own way," Panasonic proposes a new lifestyle, with services optimized for each individual and each family member through "smart" analysis of sound, image and energy data on the cloud. In addition, Panasonic aims to deliver consumers community and social services in collaboration with its business partners by 2020.
The a 400 m² showroom is Panasonic's vision is the smart home. The front end includes smart healthcare, virtual fittings and other goodies. The back-end work is where much of the integration and potential monetization happens.
For instance, using shipping information stored on the cloud, a smart locker inside the future house would keep the package inside refrigerated or frozen, supporting a 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year delivery service.
Facial recognition technology combined with security cameras and cloud networks will offer home-visiting services, which can be provided safely and easily even while consumers are away.
Equipped with a digital community signage system that displays and receives community information, the venue's entrance serves as a meeting place for the community as well as a connecting point between the home and society.
A smart, voice interactive kitchen makes cooking fun, with a display system showing recipe suggestions according to ingredients conusmers have.
Smart screens will be integrated with interior design showing live video tailored to the viewer's tastes and allows the user to make restaurant reservations and monitor home energy use in real time.
Panasonic's showroom also incluces a n office space is equipped with a security system as well as lighting and air-conditioning optimized for the user.
The bathroom has a mirror on the wall, a body composition monitor embedded in the floor and cameras. Just by standing in front of the mirror, health signs, such as weight, heart rate and scalp conditions, will be checked.
A virtual makeup and fitting system detects skin conditions and gives women makeup and anti-aging tips.
Panasonic's bedroom is equipped with devices including a millimeter wave radar that checks if you are getting quality sleep and provides optimum lighting and air conditioning.